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Assistance for Feeding Programs

Responding to COVID-19 with love for our neighbors

The generous giving of the members of the ELCA throughout the country has given the SWCA Office of the Bishop the opportunity to offer grants to help us share our love with our neighbors. We applied for and received two grants: $10,000 from ELCA COVID-19 Appeal, and $35,0000 from Lutheran Disaster Response COVID-19, for a total of $45,000. The Evangelical Outreach and Mission Team (EOMT) is working with the Synod Council and executive staff to award these funds for the sake of the world.
Congregations with active ministries that show love for their neighbors are invited to apply. Funds must be used to increase a congregation’s capacity to help their neighbors – for example, through the purchase of additional food, equipment, or gasoline. Funds could also be used for the purchase or repair of equipment, and/or a small stipend to pay for additional help. Awards will range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Deadline Extended to Wednesday, June 10

More information and application here 

Masks and Gloves Needed

Volunteers at our food banks and feeding programs are in desperate need of masks and gloves for their and their clients’ safety. If you are making homemade masks and have some extra, or if you have and surgical or N95 masks or medical gloves to spare, please send them to the synod office at 1300 East Colorado Street, Glendale CA 91205.

Mask pattern from Deaconess
Providence St. Joseph Health mask pattern
Step by step instructions from Kaiser Permanente